Experts agree that retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, has shown excellent benefits in clinical studies. This vitamin A skin care treatment is one of the most effective active anti-aging ingredients that successfully treat a wide range of aging skin symptoms.
Retinol cream, a form of vitamin A, is processed by the body from beta carotene, which is found in carrots, apricots, broccoli, and other dark green, orange and yellow produce. It is the most common form of vitamin A found in skin rejuvenation products.
Because this form of Vitamin A's - retinol - is absorbed into the skin less efficiently than tretinoin (a very potent form of vitamin a), it is important to ensure that the concentration of retinol in the retinol skin products you select is sufficient enough to be effective.
The properties of retinol work a bit differently in anti-aging skin care products than tretinoin. While tretinoin is a vitamin A acid, retinol converts to retinoic acid when absorbed by skin cells.
Effective retinol skin products that formulated with concentrations of at least .15% up to the strongest that can be purchased over the counter of 1% are very effective in treating a wide range of aging skin concerns.
Reference: National Library of Medicine- Retinol Skin Care
As with the other vitamin A derivatives, retinol rejuvenates the skin by:
As a matter of fact, retinol cream has a long history as a very effective acne treatment.
For occasional outbreaks and aging skin care issues, this active ingredient will effectively address both concerns in one treatment.
That's why experts agree that retinol is simply a "must have" for any effective anti-aging skin care routine!
Though a quick word of caution. . .
Because retinol can be irritating to the skin start with a lower strength:
.25% to .5% concentration
to give your skin a chance to adapt.
Then gradually increase the strength of retinol as your skin becomes more tolerant.
Yet another very important note:
Any product with a vitamin A ingredient will increase your skin's sensitivity
to the sun so be sure to use your sunscreen!
Be sure to visit the skin care shop to view all anti-aging skin care treatments grouped in categories for specific aging skin conditions or by active facial rejuvenation ingredient.